Eight Grand Avenue Research Students Earn First Place at LISEF

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Grand Avenue Middle School Science Research class, under the director of faculty adviser Tami Cruz, dominated the Long Island Science and Engineering Middle School Fair on March 14.   

All of the 11 students placed and are the following: Tyler Bissoondial, Jessica Blumberg, Mackenzie Filosa, Cameron Franceschina, Adhith Jacob, Massimo Marino, Dillon Moi, Sahara Partap, Christopher Sanchez, Hayden Schneider and Gabriella Simal.

Bissoondial, Blumberg, Filosa, Jacob, Marino, Moi, Partap and Simal took home first place in their categories have been nominated to attend nationals in Washington, D.C. next fall. They will first have to go through an application process.

“They all worked very hard individually and as a research team,” said Cruz. “I believe the key to their success was their camaraderie and diligence. Everyone helped each other reach success by listening and critiquing each other’s presentations. Throughout the year, they presented their findings and obstacles to each other and discussed possible solutions.”

LISEF is the regional science fair for students to present their research which qualifies them to complete in the national Broadcom MASTERS, which is administered by the Society for Science and the Public.   

The students now have their sights set on their next competition, the Long Island Science Congress, on April 9.